Emeli Sandé comes out as queer after meeting ‘the one’: ‘I feel happier than ever’

Emeli Sandé has come out and revealed that she is in love with a woman, whom she says is “the one for life”.

The “Heaven” singer told Metro that she met her new partner, a pianist, “through music”.

She added that she’s “not sure” about labelling her sexuality at this time, but “guessed” she could identify as bisexual when asked.

“I just feel like I should fall in love with whoever I fall in love with,” Emeli Sandé said.

She was previously wed to marine biologist Adam Gouraguine. The two married in September 2012 before breaking things off in 2014.

Sandé revealed she has introduced her new partner to her parents, and their response was “all good”.

Of her new relationship, Sandé added: “I definitely feel happier than ever. It feels great.”

“For me, true love and having love in your life makes everything fit into place.”

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Emile Sandé opened up about her love life as she released the music video for her new song “There Isn’t Much”, which features a group a queer dancers.

She confirmed to Metro that the song was inspired by “everything I thought I wanted being nothing without the right person to share it with”. 

Sandé has previously been an outspoken advocate for LGBT+ rights

In 2018 she spoke at a Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting and urged leaders to overturn anti-gay laws.

“They need see people as human beings,” she told the Evening Standard at the time.

“I hope this will send a message that we are all equal, that we are all humans going through a human experience. I hope there is more freedom and equality for them as well in Zambia [Sandé is of Zambian heritage]. I think it will improve the country in all kinds of ways.”

Sandé recently announced a headline UK tour in support of her upcoming album, Let’s Say for Instance.